Colt 1860 Army Replica by EMF with 25% engraving and German silvering on front strap and trigger guard.
The 1860 Army was an improvement on the Navy and packed more power in a gun of similar size and balance. It had 6 rounds of .44” Ball compared to the Navy’s .36” Ball. Some 200,000 of these were produced and they, like the Navy, were used by both sides in the Civil War.
The example above is what a wealthy officer or gentleman might have carried. It has 25% engraving coverage and the brass parts of the frame are silvered. Colt, in fact produced many engraved revolvers with many being given as gifts to dignitaries for publicity. Though more pleasing to the eye, these guns still remained every bit as deadly.
Version - EMF 1851 Colt Navy Replica with 25% engraving coverage and silvered brass.
Caliber - .44” Ball - Black Powder.
Receiver - Steel and Brass.
Action - Single Action Percussion Revolver.
Grips - Wood.
Barrel - 8.0”.
Overall Length - 14.0”.
Weight - 2.7 lbs unloaded.
Magazines - 6 rd Cylinder with under barrel loading lever.
Sights - Blade and Hammer Notch.
Primary US Civil War revolvers: 1860 Army, top and 1851 Navy, below
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